Sylvette Pool, Olivier Charles and Marina Pascal singled out.
Towards the end of the 27th Parti Lepep Congress on Wednesday evening, President Michel presented tokens of appreciation to three party militants who had distinguished themselves by working tirelessly for the cause.
They are Sylvette Pool, Olivier Charles and Marina Pascal.
President Michel also saluted all militants, still alive as well as those who may have passed away. He said, “What I particularly like about our Party is that we never forget where we came from and ignore our militants”.
Sylvette Pool was a founder member of the SPUP, who always believed in independence for Seychelles. She has served in various posts, organizing, mobilizing and helping in the Party’s development.
Mrs Pool is especially noted to have served as the Women’s League chairperson of both SPUP and SPPF for over three decades. She has also been a Central Committee member for many years, up to 2012.
Mrs Pool has also served as minister and will be remembered particularly for her contribution to local government and national sports.
Mr Olivier Charles, also known as “Charlie” was a militant and freedom fighter, almost from the first day of the Party. He worked tirelessly for workers’ rights and welfare. He was chairman of the National Workers Union since 1978.
Mr. Charles was elected on the Party’s Central Committee in 1970 and served right up to 2005, when he was made an Honorary Member.
Mrs Marina Pascal has worked all her life for the Party. Even as a young girl, she was secretary of the SPUP Youth League.
Mrs Pascal, who is an example of devotion and humility, usually does not like to talk about her accomplishments, preferring to work in the background.
Nevertheless, her work was recognized, to the point that from 1970 to 1971, she was the sole female member of the Central Committee. For many years, she worked closely with Mr. France Albert Rene and his successor, Mr. James Michel.